Daddario EXL116

String set for electric guitars

  • Nickel-plated steel
  • Bright and clear sound
  • Gauges: 011 - 014 - 018 - 030 - 042 - 052
  • Optimised for standard and drop tunings

Further Information

Gauge 011 - 052
Strength of the strings 0,011" – 0,052"
Material Nickel Plated Steel
G-String Wound No

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K.Kay, 07.01.2021
Ok folks. I bought 2 set 11's from each brand (the other brand is ernie ball) cause I wanted to tune down 2 of my guitars to D standard for a project. As fate wanted it these 2 guitars were identical (same brand, same pickups) so I decided to install one of each brand for an A/B comparison. After necessary truss rod adjustments we are back in business.
Sound related there was no any audible difference between these 2 sets, the only actual difference is the long lasting tone (ernie ball) after 3 months of use and the fact that ernie ball's have a smoother feeling in hands.
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Fantastic durable strings
19.04.2016
I am a lifelong user of Daddario strings and I always choose the EXL116 for my guitars that I use for playing in a full step down (D Standard) and drop C and these strings fit the bill every time!
These are some of the highest quality strings on the market for the price. I know some people prefer the more expensive brands but in my personal opinion (having used basically every string on the market) these strings have the same, if not better, durability and lasting life as the more expensive brands.
These strings give a perfect mellow sound for those bluesy/clean riffs but also have more than enough bite for rock and heavy metal. I highly recommend these strings for D Standard and drop C tunings! If you want to go to drop B or A, then I recommend the EXL117's which give you just a bit more tension on the low E and holds a great tone and bite, as do the EXL116's!
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Very good for d-standard
Jimey, 12.06.2018
I use these for D-standard, in occasional alteration with the comparable Balanced-tension set. I pick these over the BT when I need a little extra tension on the low end if I am exptecting to go to Drop-C.
the extra 002 on the low end helps keep things taught.

Unlike the BT set, however, the G and C (or A and D if you are standard tuning) strings already have a sizably higher tension than the low D (or E...) which offsets the above advantage in feel a little. It takes some getting used to switching between sets.

By and large I like the set. As always with D'Addario they sound fantastic, are wonderfully low-impact packaged with easily recycled plastic and cardboard in low quantities and seemingly last longer than you might expect. Will definitely buy again in the future - although I may add a thicker low string if I ever decide to keep a guitar permanently in dropped tuning.
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My favourite fusion / jazz gauge
Bider, 04.12.2019
This is the set I used to use for almost a decade. Inexpensive, solid, blanced, without any particular frequences that may disappoint you. Comparing to other famous brands, for me, it’s tension seems to be tight enough to keep your tuning in a good condition for at least 3-4 gigs.
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